Famine is here in 2017! The Third Seal of Revelation Prophecy
While everybody is swamped with the latest headlines from the New US President, there are other headlines that are creeping behind the scenes that some say are of more concern. Global famine looks to be starting in 2017 and marks a confirmation of the Third Seal of Revelation Prophecy has been opened. This is the Third Horseman of the Apocalypse (the Black Horse) mentioned in the Book of Revelation Chapter 6 and is part of the 7 Seals of Revelation, which show a lot of similarities to Matthew 24. This was part of the Olivet Discourse when Jesus spoke to the multitude on the Mount of Olives and also his disciples where he mentioned famine amongst other things would mark the “Beginnings of Sorrows” and the countdown to his return and “Second Coming”
Definition of Famine:
A situation in which there is not enough food for a great number of people, causing illness and death, or a particular period when this happens:
via Cambridge Dictionary
Recent worrying headlines
The current famine headlines are accelerating and this is a topic that the media doesn’t really concentrate on that much. Somalia and Ethiopia are renowned for being zones that are prone to famine, but this area has now spread to neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and the more prosperous Kenya where cattle are dropping like flies and alarm bells are starting to ring. Yemen in the Middle East is starting to show warning signs of famine with millions of starving and undernourished children. Again Yemen is hardly an impoverished nation. With the continuing economic problems in Venezuela which is producing food shortages which again is a form of famine, this famine situation is starting to spread.
The more prosperous nations are also not immune with Spain reporting poor harvests because of the recent extreme weather they have been experiencing and Australia is reporting shortage of potatoes which is a food staple which again sends out alarm bells. The cause is put down to the extreme and un-seasonal weather they have been experiencing which is starting to affect crops.
The general explanation for all these occurrences is either Global Warming, El Nino or some other form of Climate Change. With Europe, America and the Middle East experiencing recent record low temperatures, Global Warming can hardly be the explanation. Recent extreme weather across the globe is mainly to blame though and this still continues so expect to see more famine style headlines in the future!
The recent video over at The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel goes into more detail on this topic and is in three parts
Part 1 is looking at the latest Bible Prophecy News headlines from Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, The Middle East in the form of Yemen, the continuing food and economic crisis in Venezuela and problems starting to appear in the more prosperous nations including Australia and the UK, extreme weather being quoted as the culprit or Climate Change or El Nino
Part 2 takes a look at the Third Seal of Revelation in Chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation and use Bible Software to analyse the Prophecy mentioned and also looking at associated cross references from the Old and New Testament to shed further light on this topic.
Part 3 is a Conclusion and Summary on what is currently happening and what could be heading our way further down the line in 2017
The Third Seal of Revelation Video
Bible Prophecy Analysis
Science doesn’t seem to have any reliable answers so what does the Bible have to say. Here is the relevant verse in the Book of Revelation
5. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
This is a very short couple of verses but most Bible scholars are in agreement that these two verses are a judgement in the form of food shortages, poverty, hunger or starvation commonly known as famine. This will more than likely again not be a flick of a light switch event but more of a creeping and gradually increasing in intensity type of scenario, so gradual that most people will not notice until it is too late but the warning signs will be there and it will be global and will affect the Western Industrialised nations as well as the Third World.
The best way to describe it is in the “how to cook a live frog” scenario. This is not a Bible quote!
If you take a live frog and put it into a pan of boiling water it will immediately jump out, sensing a life threat and that something is wrong and will survive to tell the tale. Put that same frog in a pan of room temperature water with some leaves and it will be perfectly at home and will stay. Turn on the heat and raise the temperature gradually and the frog will not notice that things are getting hotter until it is too late to jump out, it is part cooked, it´s legs are useless and it cannot jump out.
This is the scenario many will be facing with this coming Famine and The Third Seal of Revelation. Warning signs will appear in supermarkets saying this is not available, that is not available, or prices may start creeping up from the low prices we are experiencing at present, such as has started happening in the UK (lettuces and broccoli ) and Australia (potatoes). Prices continue to rise and more products are being affected by shortages with the words “bad harvest” or “crop Failure” or “extreme weather” being to blame. These are the warning signs to watch out for, which are just starting to appear in Western Industrialised Nations, only a couple at present, but there could be more.
What can cause a famine?
Famine is normally the result of extreme weather conditions such as cold, heat, too dry or too wet which can affect crops in a negative way and result in a bad harvest or even a failed crop. Drought is the number one factor that can lead to famine as demonstrated by East Africa recently and in the past. Other factors that can bring on famine are wars and also adverse economic conditions such as hyper inflation where literally a days wages will buy you a loaf of bread as hinted at in Revelation 6:5-6. This is currently the way things are heading in Venezuela with many news reports of massive long queues at Supermarkets only to get inside and many find most of the shelves are bare. Some reports have said that the delivery trucks have been stopped and ransacked by the public before they even reach the supermarkets, things are so dire over there. The latest report for Venezuela shows inflation at an out of control 800%. That is serious run away Hyper-inflation.
What can you do to counter act a famine?
Copy Joseph from Genesis 41. At present people take things for granted that we have a steady food supply, crops grow, get harvested and turn up on our supermarket shelves regularly and the shelves will always be full. As was stated in a recent article “We are just 72 hours from Anarchy”. If you’ve read Pharaohs Dream and Joseph’s interpretation of it, in Genesis 41:15-36 which mentioned 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine. We are currently in our modern day society in the years of plenty (which we take for granted) but signs are appearing that “the years of famine” could be just around the corner and warning signs are starting to appear, as seen in recent headlines.
Motto, just like Joseph in Genesis 41, be prepared as mentioned in one of my first videos on You Tube regarding Christian Prepping
Famine can not only relate to food, it can relate to the spiritual side of things as well. This Bible verse from the Old Testament is a final thought taken from Amos which mentions a Spiritual famine which is the sign of the times we live in now.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
The recent headlines may be just a passing phase and nothing to worry about, but there are just too many famine situations springing up around the globe (micro at present), as a result of either extreme weather, war or severe economic problems, to just ignore the situation. Here in the Western World, we take for granted that food is just around the corner, shelves are always full and other people in other countries experience hunger and famine…that’s just the way it is. That situation may no longer be applicable in the future.
Famine has always been around, Global Famines have happened since the beginning of time, but if this one is coming, the impact will be harder on our luxurious, technologically advanced and pampered Western society that hasn’t really experienced any food shortages since the Second World War.
Some examples of famines mentioned in the Bible.
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
53. And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
56. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
17. The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
18. How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
19. O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
20. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
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